Vietnam approves use of China’s Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine

Vietnam has approved China’s Sinopharm vaccine for use against COVID-19, state media reported on Friday, making it the third shot to be endorsed in the Southeast Asian country that is tackling a new outbreak of infections. The decision to approve the Sinopharm vaccine was issued by the health ministry, the official Vietnam News Agency reported.… Read More Vietnam approves use of China’s Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine

Syria receives donation of 150,000 coronavirus vaccine doses from China

A donation by China of 150,000 doses of its Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Damascus on Saturday, with another batch of the same size planned, Syrian officials said. “We appreciate this aid which will allow the health ministry to combat the pandemic, to curb its impact on health, society and the economy,” the health minister,… Read More Syria receives donation of 150,000 coronavirus vaccine doses from China

Palestine receives 100,000 doses of Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine donated by China

Palestinians on Monday received 100,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine donated by China to help broaden an initial campaign to vaccinate medical staff, the elderly and the chronically ill. Palestinian health authorities have been mounting a limited vaccination drive among the 5.2 million people living in the Israel-occupied West Bank and Gaza, using vaccines provided… Read More Palestine receives 100,000 doses of Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine donated by China

China pledges to provide Afghanistan with 400,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine

China has pledged to deliver 400,000 doses of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine to Afghanistan, Afghan officials said on Monday, in a boost for an immunisation campaign begun last week. “China’s ambassador to Kabul said in a meeting with health officials that his country would provide Afghanistan with 400,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine,” Ghulam Dastagir Nazari, the… Read More China pledges to provide Afghanistan with 400,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine

Senegal kicks off coronavirus vaccination with China’s Sinopharm vaccine

Senegal began its coronavirus vaccination campaign on Tuesday with 200,000 doses that it purchased from China’s Sinopharm, which it received last week. The first shots were given to government ministers and health workers at the health ministry in the capital, Dakar. The West African country is one of the first in the region to start… Read More Senegal kicks off coronavirus vaccination with China’s Sinopharm vaccine

Egypt kicks off coronavirus vaccination with frontline medical workers

Egypt began vaccinating frontline medical staff against COVID-19 on Sunday using the jab developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm). The vaccine will be provided free of charge first to all doctors and frontline workers treating coronavirus patients, then to other medical workers, senior citizens and people with chronic illnesses, Health Minister Hala Zayed said.… Read More Egypt kicks off coronavirus vaccination with frontline medical workers

Serbia receives one million doses of China’s Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine

A plane carrying one million doses of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine arrived on Saturday in Serbia, making it the first European country to receive the Chinese vaccine for mass inoculation programmes. President Aleksandar Vucic was accompanied by Beijing’s ambassador to the Balkan country at Belgrade’s airport as containers carrying the vaccines were unloaded from an Air… Read More Serbia receives one million doses of China’s Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine

China approves use of Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine

China approved a COVID-19 vaccine developed by an affiliate of state-backed pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm on Thursday, making it the country’s first approved shot for general public use, as it braces for increased transmission risks over winter. DONG-YAN JIN, PROFESSOR AT THE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES, THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG “We still have not seen… Read More China approves use of Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine